Project Coordinator/Associate, Kearns & West

Sacramento/Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Washington DC

Organization: Kearns & West

Duties: The Project Coordinator/Associate will support collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, dispute resolution, public outreach and engagement, and communications processes involving stakeholders from state and federal agencies, tribes, advocacy organizations, industry, and local government in California and across the United States. This entry-level position involves multiple responsibilities and roles including: planning, scheduling, and executing stakeholder meetings or other forums (including logistics such as venue location, audio visual equipment, and invitations), project research, strategic planning, stakeholder communications and outreach support, note taking and preparation of meeting summaries, development of project proposals including budgets, business development, contract administration, and invoice and expense report preparation.

Desired qualifications:

MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent. Advanced degree or education is valued but will not change job duties described above.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Strong candidates will have one to three years of experience or a master’s degree equivalent with a focus on public policy, energy/transmission, the environment, water issues, or conflict management and resolution. Demonstrated understanding and interest in state and local government and/or agriculture policy will enhance an application. Fluency in Spanish is strongly valued but not required. Proficiency with online collaboration, database management, graphic design, and social media tools, and with GIS tools, also is preferred.

Link to more information: See the full position description.

How to apply: Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to We ask that you not call K&W staff or send telecopies. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.